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Lois Ehlert Papers

Summary Information
Title: Lois Ehlert Papers
Dates: 1965-1977
Creator: Ehlert, Lois, 1934-
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-347
Lois Ehlert's materials include collage illustrations, wash illustrations, a blue print for jacket, and paste-ups.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.


This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.


Limericks, 1965

Visit, 1977

What Do You Think I Saw, 1976

Biographical Sketch

Lois Ehlert was born November 9, 1934, in Beaver Dam, WI. She graduated from the Layton School of Art in 1957 and received a B.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin in 1959. She is known for her vibrant collage artwork which features colored paper and found objects. Initially providing illustrations for the books of others, Ehlert began writing her own material to accompany her artwork in the mid-1980s. She has created books on subjects such as birds, flowers, weather, work, retellings of folk tales, and the alphabet.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , vol. 128, p. 62-67

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains materials for three titles, published between 1965 and 1977. They include Limericks , The Visit , and What Do You Think I Saw . The collection includes collage illustrations with separations, paste-ups, and jacket blue print.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Ehlert, Lois, 1934-
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Limericks 1965 
Note  Cleveland: World, 1965
Box MC 1492
Collage illustration (1p.)  Box MC 1492
Visit 1977 
Note  New York: Knopf, 1977
Box MC 1491
Collage illustration with 3 separations for jacket (1p.)  Box MC 1491
Collage illustration with 5 separations (1 p.)  Box MC 1491
Collage illustration with 4 separations (1 p.)  Box MC 1491
Collage illustrations with 3 separations (11 p.)  Box MC 1491
Collage and watercolor study (1 p.)  Box MC 1491
Paste-up for cover (1 p.)  Box MC 1491
What Do You Think I Saw 1976 
Note  New York: Pantheon, 1976
Box MC 1492
Wash illustration with 2 separations for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1492
Wash illustrations with 2 separations (13 p.)  Box MC 1492
Blue print for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1492
Paste-ups (3 p.)  Box MC 1492